52 days in Thailand Itinerary

52 days in Thailand Itinerary

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52 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
Ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Chiang Rai
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and look for gifts at Oscar Fashion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Patong day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Patong is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Patong due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Patong reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Karon, Phang Nga Bay., Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

6
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, head off the coast to Ko Jum, relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, and get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta online trip maker .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

Planning Ko Phi Phi Don trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Ko Hong (in Ao Luek) and Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phang Nga, Ko Hong
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, Bophut is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stop by May & Co. General Store.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao vacation planner .

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, tour or see a game at Phangan Jorkyball, have some family-friendly fun at Phangan Football Golf Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan itinerary builder site .

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, and make a trip to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai visit planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wongwan Strawberry Farm, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

4
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Explore Chiang Rai's surroundings by going to Doi Tung Royal Villa (in Mae Fa Luang), Chiang Saen (212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น & Golden Triangle Park) and Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ban Kae Phayao.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai travel planner.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, expect nights in Chiang Rai to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Ban Kae Phayao, Wat Phra Kaew, Doi Tung Royal Villa
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaew ©
Wat Phra Kaew

2
nights
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Si Satchanalai Historical Park, cruise along Green E-bike Sukhothai, and then delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Srisatchanalai.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sukhothai trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Rai to Sukhothai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Rai in February since evenings lows in Sukhothai dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Park Srisatchanalai
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park

2
nights
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Pete Maze, then make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall.

To plan Khao Yai National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Sukhothai to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In February in Khao Yai National Park, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Pete Maze ©
Pete Maze

5
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Maha That about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and have some family-friendly fun at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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